9TH DECEMBER, 2018- Five people have died in a Road Traffic Accident which occurred today on 19th December 2018 at 0640 hours at Dallas area North of Mazabuka town along great north road involving six motor vehicles leaving three others with serious injuries.
Involved in the accident was a Hino truck registration number FR 96 CD GP driven from south to North by Chari Charles aged 54 of South Africa ,also a Volvo truck registration number ABX 8247 towing a trailer registration number ALR 7391T being driven from north to south by Emmanuel Chimbipa aged 34 of Chikumbi area in Kabwe, a Toyota Noah registration number BAH 9525 being driven from south to north by Emmanuel Daka , a Nissan registration number BX 88 XM gp driven from south to north by Odycious Hamweemba aged 48 years of Kakumbi site and service, a Benz light truck registration number BY 97 GR gp towing a trailer registration number CM 64 XG GP and a Toyota Alphard registration number BAH 1786 driven by Emelia Mbewe Thokozani aged 26 years of Chelston from north to south.
The accident happened when the driver of the Hino Truck, due to high speed lost control of the motor vehicle and in the process hit into a Volvo truck which was coming from the opposite direction, proceeded to hit in the other three motor vehicles from the rear which made the driver of the Toyota Noah to lose control and over turned.
After the accident, four persons sustained head injuries and died on the spot while the driver of Noah identified as Emmanuel Daka aged 40 years of Hill side Mazabuka sustained a fractured neck and died on the way to the hospital.
All the bodies of the deceased, whose names we have withheld until their next of kin are informed, have been deposited in Mazabuka District Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO
ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER